Locals to benefit from tertiary scholarship
THERE is often little reliability when it comes to income from farming, so when Woorndoo farmer, Peter Coy, received the all clear for the windfarm on his property, it gave him the idea to give back to the community he loves.
Mr Coy is a third-generation farmer at the Salt Creek Merino Stud and in July 2018, a wind farm on his property commenced operation, offering him a stable and consistent income for the first time in his working life.
“We saw the possibility of a regular income, regardless of whether it rains, and thought about starting up a scholarship,” Mr Coy told The Spectator.
The establishment of the wind farm at Salt Creek guaranteed Mr Coy income for at least 25 years, while the turbines are operational, which gave him the idea of donating payments from one turbine to the academic scholarship provided by the Salt Creek Charitable Trust.